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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a fantastic insight into the world of full-time work.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • They treated me like one of them - I was involved in all the day-to-day recruitment activities as well as my project work.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given an awful lot of support by my line manager and all of the recruitment team.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It went through stages of being really busy and then not so busy, but I always had something to do. Depending on my own schedule I was able to help out other people in my team.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a fair amount of responsibility - just enough so I felt comfortable with it.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It will help me greatly with my final year at university and also in deciding on my career for the future.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There's a really good atmosphere - everyone gets on and 2 way communication between management and workers is encouraged.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised - full compnay induction, training courses organised through-out the year. I had my own development plan and was able to see a great deal of the work done in HR.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I received a lot of training and developed many existing and new skills whilst at Toyota.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is a Graduate scheme run by Toyota which I will definitely apply to.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, we got on well. 5 of us in particular met up regularly and went out for a drink.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It was quite reasonable - I was already at university in Derby so continued living in a student house with my friends. It's fairly cheap to go out and there's plenty of reasonably priced shops in town.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Derby nightlife isn't the best, but as I've already been here for 2 years as a student I know where to go with my friends.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Only really social outings, for example team meals. I heard they had a football team and netball team but they weren't really advertised to the Industrial Trainees.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Human Resources

5th February 2008

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